Bitcoin Core 0.17.0 Is Here, Check Out All Notable Upgrades

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Bitcoin Core 0.17.0 | Bitcoin Core upgrade

Almost 10 years, Satoshi Nakamoto launched Bitcoin. Still, the most dominant token in the market receives an upgrade, Bitcoin Core 0.17.0, the 17th generation of Bitcoin’s original software client.

A team of some 135 contributors led by Bitcoin Core lead maintainer Wladimir van der Laan took about seven months to create the latest update. Bitcoin Core 0.17.0 is the result of over 700 merged pull requests and includes a range of performance improvements and bug fixes among other changes.

Here is the list of a few notable upgrades:

Branch and Bound

Typically, Coins in a wallet are stored as separate chunks (“transaction outputs”).  A chunk for every payment received, making chunks that may represent different amounts. Now when a payment is made from the wallet, the amoun...

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BlackBerry Launches Blockchain-Backed Platform To Support Healthcare Services

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Software company and former smartphone manufacturer, BlackBerry partners with technology firm ONEBIO in order to develop a blockchain-backed “ultra-secure” ecosystem. Focussed on the healthcare field, the system is designed for the storage and sharing of medical data.

According to a press release published Oct. 4, the data can be supplied by patients, laboratories, and the Internet of Things (IoT) biometric devices. Once the data is received it will further be anonymized and shared with researchers. John Chen, the BlackBerry CEO  stated:

“We are applying our expertise in security, data privacy, and communication work in regulated industries such as automotive, financial services, and government to tackle one of the biggest challenges in the healthcare industry: leveraging healthc...

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The Best City Of The World To Spend Cryptocurrencies Is Prague

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Ever wondered which would be the best city to freely spend your bitcoins? Well, we have an answer to your query, its Prague. The capital and largest city in the Czech Republic has around 154 venues including bars, restaurants, hotels, cinemas, and attractions, which now accept Bitcoin as a method of payment, additionally 12 ATMs in the city dispense real cash from virtual money accounts.

Prague is also home to Bitcoin Coffee, a café in the world as it accepts only cryptocurrencies as a form of payment. The café also pose as a co-working space and accepts Bitcoins, Litecoins or the Monero virtual currencies; no fiat currency.  Next up is BioOko, a Bitcoin-friendly movie theatre that enables the consumers to withdraw either virtual or fiat money via a special ATM machine.

Then there is  P...

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